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Vol. XIX 

Residence of Edward S. Ricker page 1 

Foster-Taylor House (John Risgin) " 20 

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TAYLOR-RICKER HOUSE 
Bellows Hill Road 



Historical Sketch 
Pre s cot t Family 
Taylor-Prescott Family 

Deacon Humphrey (7) Prescott 

John Humphrey (8) Prescott 
Memories of Carlisle by John 0. Prescott 
Edward S. Ricker Family 
P.icker Genealogy 
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Captain, (afterward Col.,) First Battalion Mass. Vols ' 
was soon promoted to Corporal and stationed at Fort 
Warren, Boston Harbor, until the following soring, when 
they were ordered to Washington where another comoany 
was added to the battalion and denominated the 32d Reg. 
of Mass. Vols., and was commanded by Col. F.J. Parker 
of Boston. At the time of the seven days fighting before 
Richmond, under Gen. McClellan, the Reg. was ordered 
to the James river to reinforce the army of the Potomac 
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and Antietam; soon after these hard fought battles Mr. 
Prescott was attacked with fever and lay sick in the 
Virginia Valley for a long time, and after his recovery 
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completely unfit him for service. In Feb. I863, he was 
offered and he accepted his discharge, returned home 
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Taylor, Capt. 6th Reg, Mass. Vols., conusanded by Col. 
Follansbee; was stationed at Fort -Delaware to guard 
the 10,000 rebel prisoners held there. Mr. Prescott 
served his full time, returned with his regiment and 
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POSTER-TAYLOR HOUSE 
Owned by John Risgin 
Cross Street 

Historical Sketch 

Poem: "The House with Nobody in It" by Kilmer 

Taylor Valuations, 1860 

Risgin Place 

Foster Records 

Taylor Genealogy 

"The Kats' Klub" 

Bingham Family Records 

Asa Adams of North Amherst, Mass. 

"Driving the Golden Nail" (clipping) 

Bingham Lineal Record 

Harris (5) Bingham Family 

Hervey Bingham's Civil War Record 

Hodgman-Bingham Line 

Blanchard Families 

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CARLISLE'S OLDEST INHABITANT 
STILL YOUNG AND SPRY 



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(Special Correspondence.) 
Carlisle, Dec. 15. — Mrs. Maria Tay- 
lor has the distinction of being- Car- 
lisle's oldest inhabitant. Aiding in the 
duties of the household, reading, sew- 
ing, lace knitting, her hearing- unim- 
paired, but few silver threads in her 
brown hair, fifteen years might well 
be taken from the eighty-five of her 
long life. She was born in Brook- 
line, N. H.. Dec. 7, .1823, the youngest 
of eleven children born to Abijah and 
Sarah Proctor. 

In the forties she was married to 
James, son of Abel and Sarah Taylor 
of Carlisle. Three children were born, 
Elmer Frances and Mary, Marv died 
Feb. 28, 1866; her husband Sept. 24, 
1874, and Frances Jan. 30, 1892. Since 
her marriage her life has been spent 
in Carlisle; at present the object of 
the loving and tender care of her son 
Her anniversary was observed a few 
days ago by several close friends. Her 
two granddaughters, Mrs. Arthur and 
Mrs. Edward Lapham (twin sisters 
who married brothers) sat at the din- 
ner table, representing four genera- 
tions, including the two sons of Mr. 
and Mrs. Arthur Lapham. Among 
the callers offering congratulations 
was another branch of the family, also 
representing four generations. Pretty 
gifts, flowers, music and social con- 
verse caused the hours to swiftly pass. 
Mrs. Taylor has the promise of many 
anniversaries yet in store for her. 




MRS MARIA TAYLOR. 



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STEPHEN TAYLOR HOUSE 
Cross Street. 



built probably about 1790 or 1791 
by the Foster family. 

This vacant house now owned by John Risgin, stands nearly 
opposite the Risgin residence, on the west side of Cross Street, 
not far in from Westford Street. It is a two and a half story 
house with the front door on the south side. Abandoned as a dwell- 
ing since about 1915, it has been used as a store house part of the 
time although at present it is being cleaned up (1933) with the 
intention of reclaiming it for human habitation. This would not 
be a difficult matter as the frame and rooms are in very good 
condition. 

Long ago there .was an ell, shed and mill house on the north 
side of the building which has since been removed. The house stends 
alone, rather bare and cold. From an early photograph we see it 
much more charming amid trees and flowers, with a happy family 
living there. 

Two large rooms flank the central hall which is narrow and 
has the usual winding staircase in front of the chimney. The room 
at the left of the south entrance has a dado and wide grooved 
moulding at the top. The fireplace of ordinar y brick const ruction, 
is beneath a mantel bordered in linear design. ^fcs=^gggRg=*ag gg- 
Above the mantel in each front room is a center fire-board cup- 
board. In the east room the fireplace has a metal shield suggest- 
ing a Franklin fireplace, and panels of plain design cover the fire- 
place wall. This room also has a bay window, added about 1905, by 
Edward Lapham. Here the windows have medium small panes; in most 
of the rooms the panes are large. 

The northeast kitchen has a closed-up cooking fireplace with 
old brick oven beside it. There is no pantry, the sink and cup- 
board arrangements being in this room. The original pantry was 
located in the shed which has since been removed. 

In the northwest corner is another square room with horizontal 
board dado and one interior wall of upright boards. 

The rooms upstairs follow the same general plan except that 
on the north side there is only one long unfinished room. The 
view toward the west is very extended from these upper rooms. 

At the front and east outside doors the steps are of huge 
dark colored stone slabs about six or eight inches thick, resembl- 
ing real slate, yet are not slate, and unlike other door stones in 
this vicinity. The well-top is a large field stone with a circular 
hole perhaps fifteen inches in diameter, through which, no doubt, 
a well sweep once extended. This well-top closely resembles the 



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one at the old Revolutionary Tavern on Stearns Street. 

The year in which this house was built is obscure. 

On Nov. 27, 1830, Reuben Foster took out insurance to the 
amount of $750 in the Middlesex Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 
paying $37.50 for the same. The house was insured for $600 with 
the shed connected, and $150 was "on his part of a barn". This 
insurance was transferred by Reuben Foster, June 23, 1834, to 
Nathaniel and Stephen Taylor, brothers, "in consideration of hav- 
ing this day conveyed by deed to Nathaniel and Stephen Taylor the 
building within insured" . 

Reuben Foster, youngest son of Benjamin and Sarah (Nickles) 
Foster, who with his wife had lived here, was married to Almira 
Bingham whose parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harris Bingham lived where the 
Risgin house now stands. 

It is quite possible and altogether probable the Foster 
family built this Stephen Taylor house. Benjamin Foster came to 
Carlisle from Stoddard (N.H.?) and married Sarah Nickles, Nov. 2, 
1786, and all of their eight children were born in Carlisle. In 
1791 they sold the farm on which they had been living, (the Hugh 
Smith place on Bellows Hill) to James Nickles and went elsewhere. 
As we find the family a little later in this locality where nearly 
all of their children married into surrounding families, it 
suggests the thought that Benjamin and Sarah built this house 
about 1790/1 and brought their family here. Reuben, the youngest 
son, would naturally be at home the latest of all the children, 
and continue to live here after his marriage to Miss Bingham from 
across the road. 

Abraham Taylor, an old man of seventy years, had died Nov. 9, 
1833, at the farm now owned by Dr. George F. Towle and Stephen 
seems to have been the one settling the estate, although he was 
not the oldest son. On April 22, 1834, Cephas, Nathaniel and 
Nathan, all brothers of Stephen, made affidavit that they had re- 
ceived from Stephen their portion of their father's estate. Then 
in June, Nathaniel and Stephen appear to buy this house and farm, 
now called the Stephen Taylor place, and settle here. Nathaniel 
was married at this time but Stephen was not. 

An. old tax receipt in 1833 sho\-Fs that Nathaniel and Stephen 
Taylor were "two polls" and their "minister tax" amounted to a 
little over five dollars and a half for the year. 

From June 1834 to April 1, 1835, the two brothers were joint 
owners, but on the latter date, Nathaniel and his wife Fanny 
(Adams) Taylor deeded one half the house and barn, mill house, 
cider mill house, and land to Stephen Taylor, yeoman. This made 
him sole owner of the property and it is still told how he became 
so excited after the deed" had been signed, that he dropped it in 
the brook as he went hurrying cross-lots and had to return to find 



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it. The deed was signed in the old house, now gone, on Dr. Towle's 
place where Nathaniel had gone to live sometime after his father's 
death. 

Three years later, on April 26, 1838, Stephen married Emeline 
Parker, a school teacher and daughter of Major Jonas Parker and 
his wife Olive Bailey, of Carlisle. Her wedding dress was of 
violet brocaded silk; a piece of it can he seen today pinned into 
an old autograph album which she cherished, and is there marked 
in her own writing "piece of my wedding dress." 

Emeline Parker came from very sturdy Revolutionary stock, as 
her father had served faithfully when the Colonies needed strong 
men. He was at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, when the British were 
attempting to enter, and while he is credited to Chelmsford, he 
doubtless lived on territory now included in Carlisle. He was 
twice married and had eight children, Emeline being the second 
child. 

When sixteen years of age she became a school teacher in the 
north brick school house, then a new building. She taught one 
term there the first year after it was built. Her certificate of 
ability and moral character was signed by Dr. John Nelson, chair- 
man of the School Committee and early resident physician of Car- 
lisle. She earned money in this maimer to procure her "things" 
to go to housekeeping when she got married. 

There exists an old receipt which came from a "Furniture, 
Chair, and Feather Store," corner of Merrimack and Central Streets 
in Lowell, the name of which was Mason & Dar (?). This bill, 
made out to E. Parker, was for:- 

1 Bedstead Ky (canopy?) $ 4 50 

1 common bedstead, ditto 2 50 
12 common chairs 6 00 

2 bed cords 50 
1 Look Glass 1 25 



April 14/5 - 1838 



$14 75 



She was married on April 26, 1838, so we infer these were 
among the last essentials to be purchased for her new home. 

Another interesting relic of the furnishings of the Stephen 
Taylor house, is a framed printed copy, dated 1777, of the first 
prayer ever offered in the" United States Congress. This was a 
gift from a friend to Emeline Parker and is now owned by her grand- 
daughter, Mary Taylor Lapham, who also has supplied for this book, 
the large picture of the" old Taylor house, so we may see it as it 
was when it was a home . 

Stephen and Emeline (Parker) Taylor settled here and remained 
for sixty years, all during their mature life. Four sons were born 



s> 



to them, Captain Nathan, Artemas, Stephen and George. Stephen, Jr. 
died when sixteen years of age; the others married. Artemas was 
the only one to remain in Carlisle, and all three of his children, 
Charles S. Taylor, Mary F. Taylor and Emma P. Taylor are residents 
today. These twin sisters married two brothers, Edward E. Lapham, 
Jr. and Arthur T. Lapham, respectively, of Carlisle. 

Mrs. Emeline (Parker) Taylor was a widow for nineteen years, 
and two of her sons died before she passed away, but in her home 
the twin granddaughters lovingly cared for her in her old age. 
She lived to be eighty-six years old. Her joy was in a beautiful 
flower garden, from which she gathered choice blooms to send to 
brighten all sorts of social gatherings. She fashioned them into 
wreaths to decorate the church, in which she never ceased to be 
interested, even after she became unable to attend. In earlier 
life she was also adept at fashioning wreaths from both hair and 
feathers, a kind of handiwork seldom seen today. 

At the time Artemas Taylor died, May 18, 1892, his three 
children, Charles, Mary and Emma, came into possession of the 
home farm. They lived there until Emma married Arthur T. Lapham, 
April 3, 1905, and went to the center of the town to live. 
Oct. 15 of the same year, Mary Frances Taylor, twin sister of 
Emma, married Edward E. Lapham, Jr. and remained on the home place. 
Very soon after the marriage Mr. Lapham bought the farm from the 
heirs, then sold it to Mr. Peter Risga, about 1915, who in turn 
sold it to his brother John Risgin, the present owner. 

Mr. John Risgin, who now lives across the road from the Taylor 
house, has included the Taylor farm in his holdings and carries 
on both as one estate. 

Since the Stephen Taylor house has become vacant and rather 
desolate of all evidence of home-loving hands j it has lost much 
of its look of a comfortable farm house. The windows are bare of 
curtains and the former gardens are without a flower; there is no 
welcome to the passer-by. The hum of industry has departed from 
the silent white farm house, but even so, a possibility remains 
that some day it may again be lovingly cared for by some one who 
will seek it out, looking for a quiet country home where the west 
windows command a wide sky line and superb views of the gorgeous 
evening sunsets. Mr. Wachusett can be seen from the upper windows, 
and from the near-by hill Mt. Monadnock can be discerned on the 
far horizon. 

An old news clipping states "On Tuesday at 2 p.m. under a 
canopy of heaven's own blue, the shading branches of a great elm 
and a carpet of green fronting her home, the remains of Mrs. Emeline 
Parker Taylor were carried, and funeral services conducted by her 
pastor, Rev. E. C. Abbott, solemn and impressive seemed the 
occasion." d. Sept. 3, 1898, Burial in Green Cemetery. 



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Taylor valuations in Carlisle, 1860. 



Stephen Taylor - 
Real Estate:- 



1 


house 




$ 500 


1 


barn 




125 


3 


acres 


tillage 


90 


10 


ii 


Eng. mowing 


300 


a 


ii 


orchard 


120 


3 


ii 


meadow 


27 


5 


ii 


pasturing 


85 


17 


ii 


wood land 


545 


62 


ii 


unimproved 


744 



Personal Estate: 

1 horse 

2 oxen 
4 cows 



$ 50 
75 
90 

~Sl5 



2536 



Nathaniel A. Taylor - 
Real Estate: - 



1 


house 




$ 150 


1 


barn 


and shed 


175 


4 


acres 


tillage 


124 


14 


ii 


Eng. mowing 


434 


2 


it 


orchard. 


150 


10 


it 


meadow 


140 


6 


ii 


pasturing 


90 


3 


ii 


woodland 


130 


74 


ir 


unimproved 


1030 
2423 



Personal Estate: - 

1 horse 

2 oxen 
5 cows 

3 3 year old 
2 yearlings 
1 swine 



$ 50 
85 

100 
60 
14 
14 

323 



at 



RISGIN PLACE Cross 3t . 

built 1890. 

Before the present house was built in 1889-90 there stood an- 
other house on this same site. It is not known who built the first 
one but from the 1779 map it looks as if it was one of the liunroe 
locations. Our positive" knowledge of its owners go back only to 
1850. At that time in the Carlisle valuation lists, it was owned 
by Deacon Harris Bingham, who also owned it in 1860. Deacon 
Bingham married Emily Foster, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Nickless) Foster who probably owned and lived in the Stephen 
Taylor house, across the road. In 1870 Deacon Bingham owned only 
some woodland in Acton and I do not know who was the owner of the 
old house at that period. As early as 1878, (perhaps earlier) 
Elbridge A. Blanchard was here, and his name appears as owner in 
both 1880 and 1890. Mr. Blanchard had the misfortune to have his 
buildings burned in Nov. 1889, but most of his household goods 
were saved, although crockery and clothing were destroyed. The 
dwelling was a two story house with shed and carriage house 
attached, in which farming tools were stored. These were des- 
troyed. Mr. Blanchard built his kitchen fire as usual and left 
for the barn; on returning after milking his cows, he discovered 
the flames bursting through the roof, his wife and children yet in 
bed. The buildings were insured. In about two weeks a new house 
was commenced, which is the one now occupied by John Risgin. Mr. 
Blanchard died Dec. 10, 1899, and on Jan". 8, 1900, the live stock 
on his farm was sold at public auction. The farm of 84 acres, 
well supplied with small" fruits, with buildings set on high ground 
was disposed of at private sale, by Mrs. Sarah E. Blanchard, admx. 

In 1910 Ernest Wilson was listed as owner, and was living 
there as early as 1903; he bought it from the Blanchard estate. 

In 1920 John Risgin was the owner and he and his family, of 
Lettish origin, occupy it now (1933). They also own the Stephen 
Taylor house across the road. 

Mr. Risgin has put up some attractive stone buildings, garage, 
silo and milk house," using native stone, the only ones of their 
kind in this immediate vicinity. Mr. Risgin acquired this farm 
in 1914. 



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FOSTER 



Duren records 



John Foster, b. 
Sally 

married 

Children: - 

John Foster j 
Joseph Foster, 



b 

(a note in pencil says 



James Foster, 

Cyrus Foster, 

Mary Henderson Foster, 

Sarah Foster, 

David Foster, 

Annie Foster, 

Elmira Foster, 

Benjamin Foster of Stoddard, b, 

aged 78 years. 
Sarah Nickl ess, b.c^ao- '7^7- 

married Nov. 2, 1786. 



b 
b 
b 
b 
b 
b 
o 



d. 



Feb. 22, 1790) . , 
Feb. 22, 1790) twins 
"15 when let out") 
Aug. 11, 1793. 
Aug. 13, 1794. 
Oct. 15, 1796. 
Feb. 6, 1799. 
Jan. 9, 1801) 
Jan. 9, 1801) 
Dec. 33, 1803. 



twins 



d. July 7 



d. Aug. 13,1839, 
, 1857, aged 90 years. 



Children: - 

Sally Foster, 
Benjamin Foster, 
Rhoda Foster, 
Rebekah Foster, 

Lydia Foster, 
Mellcent Foster, 



Leonard Foster, 
Reuben Foster, 



b. May 8, 1787, m. William Heywood,i<tfoc* 
b. June 18, 1789, m. Martha Robbins, i^/o 

Wm. Washburn, 1809 
Enock Carter, , 4eJlr-.vv 1 ^ 1 t>- 

Enoch Carter, (fffo 
Harris Bingham, J%/7 

and the gravestone calls her Emily; her 

mother used to call her Mellie, 

d. July 36, 1863. 

b. May 36, 1798, m. Dorande Tufts, ivas 

b. Jan. 13, 1803, m. Almira Bingham 



b. 


Aor. 


12, 


1791, m 


b. 


Feb. 


10, 


1793, m 


d. 


Oct. 


17, 


1845. 


b. 


Feb. 


23, 


1795, m 


b. 


Oct. 


24, 


1796, m 



1832, aged 42, 



Benjamin Foster, Jr., b. June 18, 1789, d. Aug. 2, 1819, aged 30, 

slain by lightning. 
Martha (Patty) Robbins, b. Aoril 11, 1789, d. Aug. 27 

married, int. Dec. 8, 1810". 

Children: - 

Martha An Foster, b. June 30, 1811. 

Benjamin Franklin Foster, b. Apr. 8, 1814. 

George Foster, b. Apr. 2, 1816. 

Aaron Robbins Foster, b. Dec. 22, 1818, Chelmsford. 

Joseph Foster, b. ^MrA^-n^o ? &. 
Anna ^^-^ esUjtJL ^o ^ i ^.et-.y,^ 
Children:- u 

Mary Elizabeth Foster, b. Nov. 1, 1820. 



Joel Foster, 



b. Jan. 15, 1824, 



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TAYLOR 
The Carlisle lines 



331 



I William Taylor 

II Abraham Taylor 

III Nathaniel Taylor 

IV Nathaniel Taylor,Jr. 

V Abraham Taylor 

VI Stephen Taylor 

VII Artemas Taylor 

VIII Emma P. Taylor 

IX Arnold T. Lapham 

X Marcia Joan Lapham 



1696) m. 

;i656-1729) m. 1681 
.70l/2-1783)m. 

'1730-1795) m. 1762 

1763-1833) m. 1797 

,1806-1879) m. 1838 

,1841-1892) m. 1876 

1879- ) m. 1905 

1907- ) m. 1931 

.1932- ) 



Mary ~~frt ensuxx^ryi 
Mary Whittaker 
Elizabeth 
Esther Burge 
Frances Blood 
Emeline Parker 
Frances E.Taylor 
Arthur T. Laoham 
Mildred L. Wilkie 



1699) 
1662-1756) 

'1734-1809; 

1772-1827 

'1812-1898 

.1848-1892, 



I William Taylor 

II Abraham Taylor 

III Nathaniel Taylor 

IV Nathaniel Taylor,Jr, 

V Abel Taylor 

VI James Taylor 

VII James Elmer Taylor 



-1696) m. 

;i656-1729) m. 

^70l/2-1783)m. 

,1730-1795) m. 

1766- ) m. 

1820-1874) m. 

1862- ) m. 



1681 Mary Whittaker 

Elizabeth 
1762 Esther Burge 
1804 Sarah Hodgman 
1847 Maria Proctor 
1885 Minnie CSearles 



-1699) 
1662-1756) 

;i734-1809) 

11823-1911) 



I William Taylor 

II Abraham Taylor 

III Nathaniel Taylor 

IV Nathaniel Taylor,Jr 

V Abraham Taylor 

VI Nathaniel Taylor 

VII Nathaniel Abraham 

Taylor ( 

VIII Edward Scott Taylor( 

IX Edward Scott Taylor, 



-1696) m. 

1656-1729) m. 
701/2-1783) m. 

1730-1795) m. 

1763-1833) m. 

1801-1865) m. 

1837-1890) m. 

1877- ) m. 
Jr. 



Mary *~ Ywmju~&s-nn 
1681 Mary Whit taker 

Elizabeth 
1762 Esther Burge 
1797 Frances Blood 
1828 Fanny Adams 



-1699) 
,1662-1756) 

'1734-1809) 

1772-1827 

,1801-1865 



Amanda E. Scott (1845-1879) 



I William Taylor 

II Abraham Taylor 

III Nathaniel Taylor 

IV Joseph Taylor 

V Nathan Taylor 



-1696) in. Mary ~VH-&svn^cur>a 

[1656-1739) m. 1681 Mary Whittaker 
.701/2-1783 )m. Elizabeth 

'1729-1810) m. Hannah 

,1761-1831) m. Hannah Wheat 



tie 



-1699) 
1662-1756) 






TAYLOR FAMILY- 

William Taylor x came in the "Truelove" in 1635 and settled at 
Merriam's Corner, Concord. 



I William Taylor settled in Concord, Mass. in 1640. He died 

Oct. 6, 1696. His wife Mary died Dec 10, 1699. L>^ Oiu*^T*u*/"-*^ 
Children: - 

Mary, b. Dec. 19, 1649. 

John, b. Oct. 19, 1656. 

Samiwell,b. July 3, 1655, d. July 16, 1655. 

Abraham, b. Nov. 14, 1656. 

Isike, b. Mar. 5, 1659. 

Jacob, b. May 8, 1662. 



II 



III 



IV 



Joseph, b. Apr 



7, 1665. 



Abraham, son of William and Mary Taylor, b. Nov. 14, 1656 
Concord, m. Mary Whittaker, Oct. 16, 1681, d. June 19, 1729,^^J£ 
Carlisle. Mary was born 1662, d. Feb. 18, 1756. Had twelve 
children. "Mary", widow of Abraham who had children and grand- 
children and Greate Grand children two Hundred and fifty died 
Feb. 18, 1756, in her 94th y. "(Shattuck) 

Children of Abraham 2 and Mary (Whittaker) Taylor: - 

1682/3 .-m. Sarah "Pel left 
1685. 
1688. 
1690. 
1691/2 . 
1694. 
1696, m.^John Burge of Chelmsford. 



Abrahamf 


b. 


Nov. 


11, 


John, 


b. 


Sept 


• 8, 


Ebenezer, 


b. 


Apr. 


30, 


Elizabeth, 


b. 


Aug. 


7, 


Mary, 


b. 


Mar. 


15, 


Jonathan, 


b. 


Aug. 


10, 


Saxah^ 


b. 


Oct. 


13, 


David, 


b. 


Jan. 


31, 


Benjamin, 


b. 


Apr. 


18, 


Nathaniel 3 , 


b. 


Feb. 


9, 


Daniel, 


b. 


Mar. 


22, 


Timothy, 


b. 


Mar. 


5, 


All born 


in 


Concord, 



1698/9 
1699. 
1701/2 . 
1703/4. 
1705/6, 

Mass . 



^M<^.^U.f ^J^oSUL(jilutx^j€)(^^<^ ■ 



d. Mar. 28, 1705/6, 



* Esther Burge, wife of Nathaniel 4 , was the daughter of 
John Burge and his wife Sarah Taylor, of Chelmsford, con- 
sequently the cousin of her husband, Nathaniel 4 . 

Nathaniel, son of Abraham and Mary, born Feb. 9, 1701/2, m. 
Elizabeth; d. Feb. 15, 1783. Nathaniel Taylor and Elizabeth, 
his wife, were the first two subscribers to the covenant when 
the church of the First Religious Society was organized in 
Carlisle, Feb. 28, 1781. 

They had a son Nathaniel, b. 1730 .<xL^^fr*L)^„L^^?thx^ 

Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Taylor, b. 1730, m. 
* Esther Burge of Chelmsford, Jan. 20, 1762, at Concord by 
Rev. Mr. Bliss; d. Aug. 8, 1809, aged 75. Buried in Central 
Burying Ground, Carlisle. 



Children: - 

Abraham, b. April 3, 1763, m. Frances Blood 

John, b. Feb. 7, 1765, m. Abigail Wheeler. 

Abel, b. Oct. 10, 1766, m. Sarah Hodgman. 

Lucy, b. 1769, d. July 3, 1798, aged 29. 

V Abraham, son of Nathaniel and Esther (Burge) Taylor, b. April 
3 1763 d. Nov. 9, 1833. Lived on Dr. Towle place, in. Frances 
Blood, July 6, 1797. She was b. Dec. 29, 1772, d. Oct. 4, 1827, 
aged 55, daughter of Stephen Blood, Jr. and his second wife 
Frances Hutchins. 

Children: - 

Cephas, b. April 25, 1798, d. Dec. 24, 1874. 
Nathaniel, b. April 28, 1801, m. Fanny Adams 
J Stephen, b. April 7, 1806, m. Emeline Parker in 1838. 
Nathan, b. April 19, 1814, d. June 25, 1838, 

m. Elizabeth Page. 

VI Nathaniel, son of Abraham and Frances (Blood) Taylor, b. April 
28, 1801, d. July 23, 1837, m. Fanny Adams, April 20, 1828, 
b. Nov. 8, 1801, d. Oct. 26, 1865, aged 63, daughter of Capt . 
Timothy and Joanna (Keyes) Adams. 
Children: - 

Frances Marian, b. Mar. 29, 1829, d. Feb. 7, 1907. 

Adalaide Augusta, b. Aug. 28, 1830, d. 

Clarimond, b. Jan. 7, 1833. 

Mercy Annett, b. Jan. 17, 1835. 

Nathaniel Abraham, b. Jan. 6, 1837, d. Aug. 21, 1890. 

VII Nathaniel Abraham, son of Nathaniel and Fanny (Adams) Taylor, 
b. Jan. 6, 1837, d. Aug. 21, 1890. m. (1st) Amanda Electa 
Scott, b. Westford, April 5, 1845, d. Aug. 22, 1879, 
(2nd) Ellen F. Davis of Westford, Mass., Nov. 2, 1881, dau. 
Ancil and Caroline M. (Scott) Davis. 

Children by first wife,- 

Fanny, b. d. Nov. 24, 1875, 

aged 5 y. 7m. 20 d. 

Maude , b . 

Edward Scott, b. Dec. 23, 1877, in Carlisle, was in the 

Spanish American War; d. May , 1919. 

(An infant, b. 
twins ( Farmy a., b. d. June 14, 1917, aged 

38 years. 
Children by second wife,- 

Twin (Samuel Alfred, b. July 8, 1883, d. Westford. 
boys (Albert Davis, b. July 8, 1883, a landscape gardener in 

Cleveland, Ohio. 



JOSEPH TAYLOR *' 

Joseph Taylor was one of the "neighbors" mentioned in the deed 
dated July 1, 1758, in which Timothy Wilkins gave them land in the 
centre of Carlisle, upon which to erect the church. 

Bull's History of Carlisle, p. 136. 



I Willi sin Taylor, 
II Abraham Taylor, 
III Nathaniel Taylor, 



IV Joseph Taylor 
V Nathan Taylor 



-1699) 
-1756) 



( -1696) m. iiary 

(1656-1729) m. 1681, Mary Whittaker (1662 
(l70^-1738>n. Elizabeth 
The first couple to subscribe to the covenant 
of the new church. 

(April 8, 1729 - July 13, 1810) m. Hannah 

22, 1831) m. Hannah 
in the Revolution. He was born 



(Feb. 11, 1761 - June 



Was a soldier 
in Concord 






NATHANIEL TAYLOR IV. 



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[Nathaniel Taylor J, b. 1730, d. Aui 

.son of Nathaniel 3 and Elizabeth ( J Taylor. 

.Esther Burge, b.el«*w|rt&rnu**.'3 — 1734, d. Aug. 8, 

daughter of ^W- cu^ctoaa^^C^a-^€«^'l^«^|e. 

Married Jan. 20, 1762, at Concord, by Rev. Mr, 

Children: - 

I Abraham Taylor 5 , 



g. 7, 1795, aged 65, 

aged 75, 
of Chelmsford 
Bliss. 



II John Taylor 5 , 



III Abel Taylor 5 , 



Children: - 
1. Abel 6 , 



b. April 3, 1763, d. 

aged 70. m. July 6, 

Blood, (b. Dec. 29, 

1827) See complete record on another 

page. (Dr. Towle farm) 



Nov. 9, 1833, 
1797, Frances 

d. Oct. 4, 



1772 



b. Feb. 7, 1765, d. Plymouth, Vt. , 

m. Abigail Wheeler, April 23, 1789, 

dau. Oliver and Abigail (Woods), 

nine children:- John Taylor, 

b. Sept. 22, 1789 .<2cwdLud2t._. (Qdzi**.^!'*****'^- 

b. Oct. 10, 1766, d. 
m. June 28, 1804, Sarah Hodgman, 
b. Merrimack, N.H., dau. Josiah Hodg- 
man and "Re-beec-a. (Foster). She died 
Dec. 18, 1867, aged 88 yrs . 1 mos . 18 ds. 
Lived on Taylor-Ricker farm, Bellows 
Hill road. 

b. May 3, 1805, d. Dec. 16, 1887, aged 
82/7/13, m. Aurelia 3. Barron, b. Lewis- 
ton, Maine-, d. Dec. 29, 1882 aged 
73/2/20, dau. Oliver & Mary & (Green) 
Barron of Dracut. He owned the Taylor- 
Currier place after his brother John 
Taylor (Church St.) and bequeathed it 
to the Carlisle Congregational Church. 
He had no children. 



2. 

3. 



Sarah, b. March 7, 1809, d. May 13, 1815. 

John 6 , b. May 10, 1813, d. May 26, 1850, aged 
37, Carlisle, m. Maria Louisa Lancey *, 
Dec. 3, 1837. Children:- John William 
Taylor, b. Jan. 31, 1839, and 
Sarah Maria Taylor, b. Mar. 17, 1842 \-m- 

GreVoL-r-dL; csL-CTLc-ne AH - l%r(sR- 

Mary, b. June 1, 1817, d. Nov. 7, 1905, 

m. Humphrey Prescott as his second wife, 
Aug. 20, 1850 (b.Ctfvi*^te*3b:Vvta^_ : H*r^-/w l f 

died Aug. 10, 1892) . She was born on 
the Taylor-Ricker farm and spent nearly 
all of her life there; attended Pepperell 
Academy. For Prescott family record, 
see "Ricker house". 



37 



5. James 6 , b. Jan. 16, 1820, d. Sept. 24, 1874 /rf-' 

m. Maria Proctor., of Roxbury, March 24, 
1847. She died Feb. 25, 1911. 
Children: - 

1. Francis Eldora Taylor, b. Nov. 25, 

1848, d. Jan. 30, 1892. 
in. Artemas 7 Taylor, Jan. 
23, 1876. 

2. Mary Taylor, b. 1852, d. 

Feb. 28, 1866. 

3. James Elmer Taylor, b. Jan. 16, 1862, 

m. Minnie C. Searles, Jan. 
18, 1885. 

6. Lucy, b. 1769, d. July 3, 1798, aged 29. 



* Maria Louisa (Lancey) Taylor, widow of John 6 Taylor, married 
(2nd) Prescott Nickles. 

Maria Louisa Lancey was born in Palmyra, Maine, Aug. 21, 1818, 
and died Nov. 20, 1906, in Pittsfield, Maine, aged 88/2/29, daughter 
of William and Susannah (Wheat) Lancey, both of Carlisle. 



ABRAHAM TAYLOR V. 






Abraham 5 Taylor, b. April 3, 1763, d. Nov. 9, 1833, aged 70, son 

of Nathaniel 4 and Esther (Burge) Taylor. 
Frances Blood, b. Dec. 29, 1772, d. Oct. 4, 1827, aged 55. 

daughter of Stephen Blood, Jr. and his second wife Frances 

Hutchins, married July 6, 1797. They lived on the Dr. Towle 

farm in a former house. 



Children: - 

I Cephas 6 Taylor, 



b. feftlX 1798, d < ^tc^24, 1874,- 
aged 76 yrs . 4 mos . 20 days . 

II Nathaniel 6 Taylor, b. April 28, 1801, d. July 23, 1837, 

aged 36, m. Fanny Adams, Aoril 20, 
1828. (b. Nov. 8, 1801, d. Oct. 26, 
1865), dau. Capt. Timothy and Joanna 
(Keyes) Adams. For family record see 
another page. 



Ill Stephen 6 Taylor, 



IV Nathan 6 Taylor, 



b. Aoril 7, 1806, d. May 27, 1879, 
m. Emeline Parker, April 26, 1838, 
daughter of Major Jonas and Olive 
(Bailey) Parker. She was born Jan. 
16, 1812, d. Sept. 3, 1898, aged 86. 
Children: - 

1. Capt. Nathan 7 Taylor, b. Jan. 20 

1839, d.£^- 3 -'*T?,S>~j]U^ffl~^r*-^- 
k^^in Worcester, Mass. He was 
married and had children. 

2. Artemas 7 Taylor, b. April 1, 1841, 

d. May 18, 1892, m. Frances 
Eldora Taylor, Jan. 23, 1876, 
dau. of James and Maria 
(Proctor) Taylor. She was 
b. Nov. 25, 1848, d. Jan. 30, 
1892. For family record see 
another page. 

3. Stephen Parker 7 Taylor, b. April 17, 

1844, d. Sept. 16, 1860, aged 
16 yrs. 5 mos., unmarried. 

4. George P. 7 Taylor, b. April 9, 1848, 

Carlisle, d. Sept. 21, 1908, 
in Blandinsville, Ind. , buried 
in Carlisle. He married Sarah 
Isabelle Russell, who d. Nov. 4, 
1912 , aged 68 yrs . 11 mos . They 
had a daughter. 

b. April 19, 1814, d. June 25, 1838, 
aged 24, m. Elizabeth Page, Nov. 2, 1837. 



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The road was built between the Carlisle Meeting House and 
Abraham Taylor's (Dr. Towle place) in the summer of 1807. A copy 
of the old specifications can be found under "Carlisle" section, 
Volume I. 



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' John ° Taylor, b. Feb. 7, 1765, Carlisle, Mass., d. 

Plymouth, Vt. and is buried there, not far from the grave of 
Calvin Coolidge, Ex-President of the United States. 
Son of Nathaniel and Esther (Burge) Taylor. 

\ Abigail Wheeler, b. d. 

daughter of Oliver Wheeler, Revolutionary soldier, end his 
wife Abigail Woods, who are buried in the North Acton Cemetery, 
married April 23, 1789, Carlisle, Mass. 

They removed to Saltash, now called Plymouth, Vermont, and 
were among the very first settlers there. The house which they 
built (about 1790) remained over one hundred years, but is now gone. 
A picture of it is in the possession of Donald Laphsm of Carlisle, 
and another owned by Arthur 0. Taylor of Belmont, Mass. 

There were nine children, all born in Plymouth, Vt . except 
(1) John, who was born in Carlisle, Sept. 22, 1789. 



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ARTHUR O. TAYLOR <- 5±tf \£&2^^cccCt &t 

post omc E box 36 07 fatSLuujcrr&^a^ 

BOSTON, MASS. 

July 99, 1633 

Mrs. Benson P. Wilkins, 
Box 91, 
Carlisle, Mass. 

Dear Mrs. Wilkins: 

It was a pleasure to meet you, at your charming country 
home, last Sunday. 

While I am a very busy man, I am glad to take time enough 
to aid you as much as possible in obtaining the information 
which you wish regarding the Taylors of Carlisle who are, as you 
know, descended from William Taylor who came in the' Truelove'J in 
1635, and settled at Merriam's Corner in Concord. 

The line of descent from the above William is given ,in 
brief to myself,on page 317, volume two, of the Abridged Com- 
pendium of American Genealogy, published by F.A.Virkus, Chicago. 

Also you will find an interesting reference to John Taylor 
of Carlisle, Mass., and his wife Abigail Wheeler, at the bottom 
of page 107, volume one, the Parwell Family, published in 192S. 

You will find more detailed information regarding the 
children of William Taylor, of Merriam's Corner, and also the 
twelve children of his son, Abraham, by looking in The Taylor 
Family of Weston, Vermont, compiled by Raymond Taylor, (postmaster 
at Weston, Vt J year 1935. At the close of page one you will 
note that Nathaniel and wife Elizabeth had a son Nathaniel who 
married his cousin Esther Burge, daughter of John Burge of 
Chemlsford, who married Sarah Taylor, sister of the above Nathan- 
iel husband of Elizabeth. 

At the top of page two you will find the names of the 
children of their son John Taylor who marrieo. Abigail Wheeler 
and wa3 one of the very first settlers of Plymouth, Vt. 

Some day, when you wish further information, you will find 
it a short, delightful drive to the little cemetery, in North 
Acton. Here you will find the graves of Oliver Wheeler and 
his wife Abigail Woods, parents of the above Abigail who married 
John Taylor. The headstones when I visited there were in a very 
good state of preservation, good enough for a photo. 

Also, you may step into the cemetery at Carlisle and find 
the graves of Nathaniel Taylor and Esther Burge almost as well 
preserved. Their three recorded children are as follows, 
Abraham Taylor, born April 3, 1763, ancestor of the Laphams? 
John Taylor, born Feb'y 7, 1765, my ancestor, settled at Plymouth, Vt. 
Abel Taylor, born Oct. 10,1766. £«**«,- lr_ - ~ I7&7. 4.}^ 3-177%--*^ <a? 

The above record by Raymond Taylor is composed of typewritten 
sheets with press board covers. All the above information and 
references you will find at N£. Hist. Gen. Library, 9Ashburton Place, 
and, as you know .they will be very glad to serve you. 

With best regards to you and Family, 
Faithfully yours, 






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ARTHUR O. TAYLOR 

POST OFFICE BOX 3607 
BOSTON, MASS. 

July 27, 1933 

Mrso Benson P. Wilkins, 
Box 91, 
Carlisle, Mass. 

Dear Mrs. Wilkins: 

Thank you for your good letter, of the 25th, which is 
received today. 

It is three or four years since I last visited the 
grave of Oliver Wheeler, at the North Acton cemetery, and at 
that time the grave was marked with a well-preserved metal 
emblem such as is used by our S.A.R. to mark graves of the 
soldiers of the American Revolution. 

furthermore, after receiving your letter, I today 
called at our S.A.R. headquarters, -» on the first floor 
of the N.E. Hist. Gen. Building, 9 Ashburton Place and our 
Secretary showed me that their record is that the grave of 
Oliver Wheeler in North Acton cemetery has upon it the official 
S.A.R. Revolutionary marker Number 391. 

Provided you are again at that cemetery, we would much 
appreciate it, if you would make a careful inspection and 
report to us whether the marker is now there. 

When you are again at the Genealogical Library, you 
can refer to the small book, "Centennial Celebration Concord 
Fight," published btf the Town, 1876. On page 194 an account 
of a collection of relics on display, at the banquet, mentions 
"The sword of Oliver Wheeler of Acton, worn by him, April 19, 

1775." 

The sword of Isaac Davis, also on the above list of relics 
is now in a glass case in the Concord public library. 

If you can ever find any trace of the sword of Oliver 
Wheeler, you will have performed a service which will be 
more and more appreciated by loyal Americans everywhere. 

I have never yet found time to call at the new building 
of the Concord Antiquarian Society to seek for further in- 
formation there. 

Sometime when you are in the village of Westford 
which is not a long drive from Carlisle, you might look 
up Mr. Leonard Winthrop Wheeler whomm You may perhaps 
obtain some information from. 

With best regards, 
Faithfully y° u ^s»__- T — -r- - 



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ARTHUR O. TAYLOR 

POST OFFICE BOX 3507 
BOSTON, MASS. 

August 36, 1933 

Mrs. Benson P. Wilkins, 
Box 91, 
Carlisle, Mass. 

Dear Mrs. Wilkins: 

Thank you for your good letter of the 22nd which was 
received on my return to Boston today from a vacation spent 
in Vermont, 

It is gratifying to know that you have visited the 
cemetery at North Acton and have found that the S.A.R. marker 
is properly placed at the grave of Oliver Tneeler. 

It would be appreciated by all concerned, if Mrs. Pousland 
would write to the Boston Transcript and have the correction 
properly made so that Oliver Wheeler's name would be published 
as being marked as a Revolutionary Soldier, 

Am glad that you have written to Raymond Taylor because 
he is very thorough" and reliable in his researches and has time 
at his disposal for such work. His statement regarding the 
residence of Abraham Taylor and the inheritance of his father's 
house and lot is a correct statement of what is recorded in the 
early records. It would be splendid, if you could find proof 
that Abraham Taylor lived on the present Ricker place on the Bellows 
Hill Road. Personally I have no information regarding this and 
have never had an opportunity to visit the place. 



Yes you are correct there is a book entitled, "Wheeler 
Family in America," by Albert G-allatin Wheeler, a book of 125? 
pages. You can see it at the Concord Public Library. Look on ^ 




page 498, paragraph #8200, for the family of Richard Wheeler. 

On page 500 #8214 is Jonathan Wheeler and eleven children, withou 

dates of birth. 

Refer also to the "Woods Family of G-roton, Mass.? by Henry 
Ernest Woods, Or you will find the same record of the Woods 
Family in vol. 64 N.E.Hist. Gen. Register. This gives the 
marriage of Oliver Wheeler and Abigail Woods. They had nine 
children recorded in the Acton vital records which were printed 
by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1923. Oliver was their 
first child, born Nov. 13, 1748, and would have been 27 years 
old in 1775. M. Mch 3, 1773-4, Hepsebeth Munroe,of Bill erica. 31 "v 
Jonathan Wheeler, B. Apr. 9,1750 no futher record. , ^/s^io^/uUadh^ /L 
Patience Wheeler, B. May 17, 1753 ;fe&T£X^^ ^¥^ l«? 

Leonard Wheeler, B. June 24, 1755 ;died Oct. 25, 1759, in Acton. ^*> 
Abij ah Wheeler, B. Sept. 20, l?58;died Oct. 12, 1758. „ j. /lrf *v , 'A* 
Joel Wheeler, B.June 2, 1761 -Ao^/Ty*^^ £**£&& .^.-If^ 
Asa Wheeler, B.July 28,1763; SfUie* /7f(>f^&^^i^<f^7J*^<>WieU-' IP 
Abigail Wheeler, B^ Jan' y 1, 1766 ;M. John Taylor, lived at Plymouth, Vt. 
Reuben Wheeler, B.June 38, 1?68;M. Oct •20,i?g9, in Carlisle, Hepaibah 
Hey ward. Reuben died Feb, 1841, aged 73. 

The above list of children should, it seems to me, be carefully 
studied in any well organized search for the sword of Oliver 
Wheeler. I have not the time to devote to such a search but will 
be glad to aid you or any one else who will undertake it. I shall ■&- 



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NATHANIEL TAYLOR VI. 

[Nathaniel 6 Taylor, b. April 28, 1801, d. July 23, 1837, aged 36. 

^ son of Abraham and Frances (Blood) Taylor. 

.Fanny Adams, b. Nov. 8, 1801, d. Oct. 26, 1865, aged 63. 

daughter of Capt. Timothy and Joanna (Keyes) Adams. Harried 

April 20, 1828. 

Children: - 

I Frances Mari ah 7 Taylor, b. Carlisle, March 29, 1829, d. 

Feb. 7, 1907 in Reading, Mass., 
m. Oct. 5, 1870, Joseph Manning. 
m. Major Manning of Chelmsford for 
her second husband. After his death 
she went to Reading, Mass., taking with 
her Maude and Edward, children of her 
brother Nathaniel Taylor. They re- 
mained with her during her lifetime. 
She is buried in Green Cemetery, Carlisle 

II Adalaide Augusta 7 Taylor, b. Aug. 28, 1830, d. 

m. Jan. 1, 1856, William H. Nash and 
went to Reading, Mass. to life. They 
had children. 

Ill Clarimond 7 Taylor, b. Jan. 7, 1833, d. at Sioux Falls, 

So. Dakota, m. July 29, 1852, Ira 
Griffin. They had no children, but 
made Fanny, Nathaniel's fourth child, 
their heir. 

IV Mercy Annett 7 Taylor, b. Jan. 17, 1835, d. Oct. 15, 1857, 

unmarried. 

V Nathaniel Abraham 7 Taylor, b. Jan. 6, 1837, d. Aug. 21, 1890. 

He went to California, but lived the 
greater part of his life in Carlisle. 
He married Amanda Electra Scott, 
daughter of Samuel E. and Louisa 
(Forbush) Scott. For family record 
see another page. 



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II Artemas ? Taylor, 



STEPHEN TAYLOR VI. 

; Stephen 6 Taylor, b. April 7, 1806, d. May 27, 1879, aged 73, 

son of Abraham and Frances (Blood) Taylor. 
[Emeline Parker, b. Jan. 16, 1812, d. Sept. 3, 1898, aged 86. 

dau. Major Jonas and Olive (Bailey) Parker. 

Married April 26, 1838, by Rev. George P. Stacy, pastor Carlisle 

Unitarian Church. 

Children:- ^^^ t^ 3 ~'^ * 

I Captain Nathan ' Taylor, b. Jan. 20, 1839, d. in VWlfluXto Giotto, 

~h,.&. where he was residing. He 
married and had children. 

b. April 1, 1841, d. May 18, 1892, 
aged 51/1/17, m. Frances Eldora 
Taylor, Jan. 23, 1876. They had 
three children. See family record 
on following pages. 

Ill Stephen Parker 7 Taylor, b. April 17, 1844, d. Sept. 16, 

1860, aged 16 yrs. 5 mos . -*$£uc^A- 
Unmarried. 

IV George 7 Taylor, b. April 9, 1848, d. Sept. 21, 

1908 at Blandsville, Indiana, 
and is buried in Carlisle. He 
was a traveling life insurance 
agent, m. Sarah Isabelle Russell, 
b. 1848 and d. in Boston Nov. 4, 
1912, aged 63 yrs. 11 mos. 3 ds. 
They had a daughter. GlU^cth-gu- 

This family lived in the old Taylor house on Cross St. which is now 
vacant. Mrs. Emeline (Parker) Taylor came here as a bride. 

Mr. Stephen Taylor played the bass viol in the Unitarian Church. 

In the annual fair of the Middlesex Agricultural Society, Mrs. 
Emeline Parker Taylor was awarded prizes under the department of 
"Works of Art and Pictures", for pressed flowers and feather bouquet - 
75^ - in 1865. 

"Stephen Taylor was one of the original number and the last but three 
to survive, that organized the Unitarian Society of Carlisle in 1832, 
and ever felt and manifested a deep interest in its prosperity" . He 
was a member of the choir. 









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MAJOR JONAS PARKER. 

Major Jonas Parker received his title in the Revolutionary 
War period. He served several enlistments and was stationed at 
Fort" Warren, Boston Harbor when the British were attempting to 
enter. He is credited to Chelmsford as Carlisle was not then in- 
corporated. After the war Major Parker served in Carlisle as Select- 
man for eight years. 

[Major Jonas Parker, b. d. 7 

son of \ Utru^^tsjt^^di rmcx^A 

| Olive Bailey of Billerica, b^CDc±.2> -177? d- J&n. IS, 1817, aged 38 

daughter of 

Married (1st) Jan. 1, 1809, 

Children: 

I Jonas Parker, b. April 6, 1810, d. 

II Emeline Parker, b. Jan. 16 1812, d. Sept. 3, 1898, 

m. Stephen 6 Taylor, 1838. 

Ill Frederick Parker, b. Sept. 2, 1813, 

IV Artamus Parker, b. Nov. 2, 1815, m. Sarah A. Bennett, 

1846, April 6. oL. < 3«Che\-msJpmi- iToJif a«r, tyo. 

(Major Jonas Parker, married (2nd) June 28, 1818, 

(Anna Adams, b. Carlisle, Sept. 12, 1787, d. March 24, 1872, aged 84. 

daughter of Capt. Timothy and Joanna (Keyes) Adams of Chelmsford. 

Capt. Timothy's Revolutionary record includes service at Bunker 

Hill and other enlistments. 

V Joann Parker, b. Carlisle, Dec. 11, 1819, 

m. John Gleason, 1858, d. Sudbury, 
Mass. , Oct. 16, 1896. 

VI Olive Mariah Parker, b. July 5, 1824, d. July 5, 1824. 

VII Olive Mariah Parker, b. d. April 7, 1828. . 

VIII Nathaniel Parker, b. m. Lydia 

IX Fenny Alicia, b. 1826, m. John Frye 

Baldwin of Billerica, Mass., Dec. 24, 
1846. 

The Parker farm buildings in the northeast part of Carlisle, burned 
shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Gleason vacated them in 1872. 



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[ James 6 Taylor, b. Jan. 16, 1820, d. Sept. 24, 1874, aged 54 
son of Abel 5 and Sarah (Hodgman) Taylor. 

[Maria Proctor, b. Brookline, N. H. Dec. 7, 1823, d. Carlisl 
Feb. 25, 1911, aged 87 yrs., 2 mos . 18 ds.^^Jjhe was the 
of eleven children born to Abijah and Sarah^Proctor, and 
time of her. death was the oldest inhabitant of Carlisle. 
Married {March 24, 1847]- OJp*JL%-\V\T. 

Children: - 

I Frances 7 Taylor, b. Nov. 25, 1848/0, d. Jan 



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1892, aged 43 
b. Sent. 25, 



30, 



Mary 7 Taylor, b. Sept. 25, 1851, d. Feb. 

at Westford, Mass., aged 14 years. 

James Elmer 7 Taylor, b. Jan. 16, 1862, 4p^nr-_ 14.-1935-, cLo-u^jlc. 

m. Jan. 18, 1885 in Bedford, Mass., 
Minnie C. Searles . o^"Ra^c\e.ly.-vnaiT.©. 

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James Elmer 7 Taylor, carpenter, in 1896, was a member of a three 
piece orchestra which played for parlor dancing. He played the trom- 
bone, Charles Nickles the cornet, and Frank Buttrick the violin. Mr. 
Taylor also sang in the choir of the First Parish Church. 



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Thomas Carlisle, who hasn't joined the Klub. 

y^iUR cat, Thomas Carlisle (yes, it is 
| / spelt that way after the town in 
^-^^ which he was born and of which he is 
now a resident) is not the social success I 
had always imagined him. He is a beautifully 
behaved cat, besides being gifted with keen 
intelligence, genuine humor, and a fine 
sense of sportsmanship. Yet to my disap- 
pointment, I have just learned that he is 
not a member of that most exclusive and 
unique organization, The Carlisle Kats Klub. 
It is a confession which I dislike to make. 
Certainly if one lives in Carlisle and has a 
cat, it is not creditable to be obliged to ad- 
mit that he is not enrolled in the Klub. 
Other neighborhood cats, far less present- 

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able, are privileged to walk up the members' 
gangway; others know the password which 
admits them to the clubrooms in the barn, 
and to partake of the plenteous banquets 
provided by Mr. James Elmer Taylor, host 
to all the super-cats welcomed by his six 
pets into their inner circle. 

His cats, their companions, and their 
doings have always been Mr. Taylor's main 
preoccupation. There used to be fifteen or 
more resident members and, well, to feed fif- 
teen cats regularly several times a day would 
take up most of anyone's time. But if you 
were to study each one, name every new 
kitten or adopted stray, and acquaint your- 
self with the likes, dislikes, friends, and 
habits of the entire group, you would find 
yourself, as Mr. Taylor has, with a full- 
time life-time job. When you consider that 
this genial person has had 2,000 or more pet 
cats during his sixty-odd years, you can 
realize how fully he means his, "I like all 
animals, cats particularly". 

A number of years ago when, even to Mr. 
Taylor, his house seemed over-crowded with 
the fifteen older cats and their kittens, he 
established the Klub in the barn. There he 
arranged the runway and door so that resi- 
dent members and visitors could enter the 
barn when the big door was closed, and 
provided recreation rooms and a dormitory 
with bunks. He even planted catnip on 

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NATHANIEL TAYLOR VII. 

[Nathaniel Abraham 7 Taylor, b. Jan. 6 1837, d. Aug. 21, 1890, aged 53. 

son of Nathaniel and Fanny (Adams) Taylor. Was an assessor in 

ar 1 isle* 
'Amanda Electra Scott, b. Westford, Mass., April 5, 1845, d. Aug. 22, 

1879 in Carlisle, dau. of Samuel E. end Louisa E. (Forbush) Scott. 

Married first: - 



Children:- 

I Fanny 8 Taylor, 

II Maude s Taylor, 



b. d. Nov. 24, 1875, 

aged 5 yrs. 7 mos. 20 days. 



17 74? 



b. unmarried, is a 

librarian and lives in Sioux Falls, 
So. Dakota. 



Ill Edward Scott 8 Taylor, b. Carlisle, Dec. 23, 1877, was in 

the Spanish American War, d. May 
1919. He married 

and had a son Edward Scott Taylor, Jr. 
who lives in Springfield, Mass. 
Edward Scott Taylor, Sr. d.^r\aj^~\^%^^^ 
and is buried in Reading, Mass. 



Twins 



IV (An infant, 
V (Fanny A. 8 Taylor, 



1879, d. Jan. 



4, 1880, 



b. 

age , 5 mos , 
b. 1879, d. June 14, 1917, 

aged 38 years, at Sioux Falls, So. 
Dakota. She lived with her father's 
sister, Mrs. Clarimond (Taylor) Griffin. 



(Nathaniel Abraham 7 Taylor, married second, Jvv.c<^dU^Q-^, 
(Ellen F. Davis of Westford, Mass., Nov. 2, 1881, d. Westford, dau. 
Ancil and Caroline M. (Scott) Davis. 
Their children: - 

_ . VI (Samuel Alfred 8 Taylor, b. July 8, 1883, d. 

Twins VII (Albert Davis 8 Taylor, b. July 8, 1883, is married and 

has one child. He lives in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, and is a landscape 
gardener. 

These twins graduated from Westford Academy, June 21,1901 



This family, Nathaniel Taylor 7 , lived in the house now owned by 
Dr. George P. Towle, on Westford St. Mr. Taylor built this house. 




Albert D. Taylor 

Mr. Taylor finds time 
to combine with his 
ever increasing prac- 
tice in Cleveland the 
writing of books and 
papers on the technic 
and the various ma- 
terials of his profession 



A. D. Taylor of Cleveland. O. 
landscape architect and town plan- 
ner and a native of Westford. was 
elected president of the American 
Society of Landscape Architects at 
their tnree-day convention in Wash- 
ington, D. C, two weeks ago. 
friends in this section learned yes- 
terday. Mr. Taylor, a former resi- 
dent of Westford. is a member of 
the commission planning the Ohio^ 
Mukingum Valley project. 



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ARTSLIA3 7 TAYLOR. 

Artemas 7 Taylor,^. April 1, 1841, d. May 18, 1392, aged 51, 

son of Stephen and Emeline (Parker) Taylor. 
Frances Eldora' Taylor, b. Nov. 35, 1848 (town record) or 1349 

(gravestone record); d. Jan. 30, 1892, aged 43 yrs. 2 mos . 

Buried in Green Cemetery. Daughter of James 6 and Maria 

(Proctor) Taylor. 

Married January 23, 1876. 
Children: - 

I Charles S. 8 , unmarried. 

_ II Mary Frances 8 , ) m. Edward Everett Laphan,Jr. , Oct. 15 

Twins TTT _ B v o 1905. He d. May 11, 1929, aged 59. ' 

III Emma Parker a , ) m. Arthur Thomas Lapham, Apr. 2, 1905. 

The husbands of these twins were brothers 
sons of Edward E. and Harriet L. 
(Proctor) Lapham. 



TAYLOR - LAPHAM, 



Emma Parker 8 Taylor, b. May 4, 1879, 

daughter of Artemas 7 and Frances's. 7 (Taylor) Tavlor 

Married April 2, 1905 
Arthur Thomas Lapham, b. OJ^Jl 3o-l^S5\. 

son of Edward E. and Harriet L. (Proctor) Lapham. 
Children: - 

I Donald Arthur Lapham, b. April 9, 1906. 

II Arnold Taylor Lapham, b. Oct. 19, 1907, 

m. Oct. 24, 1931, Mildred 
Lillian Wilkie . They have one 
daughter, Marcia Joan Laoham, 
born July 31 „ 1932. 

(?) Y LdLdt ^ a/ryy ^j ** GUf»t*h- l f37, \jbjuuAk*J-vt.7rriaAi- 
III Everett Francis Lapham, b. Nov. 23, 1911. 

IV Wendell Edward Lapham, b. Oct. 5, 1915. 

V Frances Harriett Lapham, b. July 4, 1922. 



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LAPHAM 

Edward Everett Lapham, b. Littleton, Mass., April 17, 1841, 
died Nov. 6, 1936, aged 85 yrs . 6 mos . 19 ds . He was a Corporal 
in Cos. K. and B, 6th Massachusetts Infantry, and was in the 
Civil War from 1861 to 1864. He was the son of William and 
Elizabeth (Brown) Lapham. On April 18, 1865 he married Harriet 
Louise Proctor, b. April 19, 1845, d. Dec. 30, 1937, aged 
83 yrs. 8 mos. 11 ds., daughter of Daniel and Bessie (Parker) 
Proctor of Chelmsford, Mass. 

They celebrated their golden wedding April 18, 1915. They 
had four children: - 

I Edward E. Lapham, Jr. who married Mary Frances Taylor, 

and died May 11, 1939 at the age 
of 59 yrs . 11 mos . 31 ds . 

II Arthur T. Lapham who married Emma Parker Taylor, sister 

to Mary F. Taylor. 

Ill Waldo Lapham 

IV Daniel Laoham 






LIME AGE OF ARTHUR Q. TAYLOR. 



I William Taylor ( -1696 

II Abraham Taylor (1656-1739 

III Nathaniel Taylor (170Xfc-1783 

IV Nathaniel Taylor, Jr. (1730-1795 

V John Taylor 

VI Nathan Taylor 

VII Patience Taylor 

VIII Arthur Orris on Taylor 

IX Spencer Taylor 



(1765- 
(1828-1920) 



m. 




m. 


1681, 


m. 




m. 


1762, 


m. 


1789, 


m. 




m. 





m, 



Mary ( -1699) 

Mary Whittaker(1662-1756) 
Elizabeth 

Esther Burge (1734-1809) 
Abigail Wheeler 
Mary Walton 
Rev. Ora James 
Taylor 



Mary Walton was a descendant of William Walton who was for 
thirty years pastor in Marblehead, Mass. 

Rev. Ora James Tayl^or of Ludlow, Vt . was a Baptist clergyman. 
His wife Patience Taylor 'was born in Plymouth, Vt . , March 11, 1828, 
and died in Somerville, Mass., April 21, 1920. She was born in the 
old house built by John Taylor 5 ," emigrant. 

Arthur Orrison Taylor &, born in Ludlow, Vt. now lives (1933) 
at 548 Pleasant St., Belmont, Mass. His daughter is a teacher in the 
Belmont Junior High School . 

Spencer Taylor 9 works for Lars Anderson in Concord, Mass. (1933) 

Another descendant of this branch is Mrs. Arnold L. Murray, 
437 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, Mass. 



aEXjam,^~na^-~yv^. 13- ^3f- 



Silas Hammond Taylor is the old- 
est man in Acton Centre. He was 
born in 1847, the son of Moses Tay- 
lor and grandson of Silas Taylor 
who was one of the first legislators 
under Governor Hancock and was 
appointed by him trial justice of 
Middlesex county, which office he 
held for 21 years under three gov- 
ernors. 

Hammond Taylor can go back 10 
generations to John Taylor of 
County Worcestershire, Stratham, 
England, who was the first of the 
family to come to America. 

Mr. Taylor's grandfather was a 
captain in the Revolutionary war in 
the Third Regiment, Bennington, Vt. 
His father, Moses Taylor, well re- 
membered by many in Acton, was 
trial justice 'for 40 years until he 
resigned. 

Hammond Taylor has one son, 
Moses and a great-grandson named 
John Taylor. 



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BINGHAM FAMILY RECORD, (cc 

A record of my Grandfather's family on my mother's side. 

(signed by) Chas . H. Foster. 

I D eac on THowas Bingham, a Godly man. 

Born Sheffield, Yorkshire Co., England. 

Died Jan. 16th, 1729, aged 88 years, in Windham, Conn. 

II Joseph, his son, fell asleep in Jesus, Sept. 4th, 1768, in 
the 78th year of his age, at Lempster, N. H. 

Ill Deacon Elijah Bingham, my great-grandfather, died March 19, 

1798, aged 79 years. He married Theda Crasie, March 2, 1738. 

Elijah Bingham, Jr., son of Elijah Bingham by Theda his wife, 
was born Nov. 24, 1739. 

Silas Bingham, son of Elijah Bingham and Theda his wife, was 
born Dec. 3, 1742. 

Abigail, daughter of Elijah Bingham and Theda his wife, was 
born Oct. 20, 1746. 

Theda, wife of Elijah Bingham, died April 6, 1751. 
Elijah Bingham, Sr. married Sarah Jackson, July 19, 1753. 

Roswell Bingham, son of Elijah and Sarah Bingham, 

born April 27, 1754. 
Talitha, daughter of " " " " 

born June 24, 1755. 
Eunice, daughter of " " " 

born June 18, 1756. 
James, son, born April 23, 1758. 

Jan. 14, 1760, died July 8, 1760. 
Aoril 4, 1761. 
July 30, 1762. 
IV Harris, " " Nov. 17, 1763, (my grandfather) 

May 27, 1765. 
Feb. 25, 1767. 
April 10, 1769. 
Feb. 17, 1771. 

The above is a true copy, the record of Wilton Bingham, their 
grandson, taken from the town records in Windham, Conn, in 1774. 



Nathan , 


son, 


ii 


Nathan, 


son, 


ii 


Calvin, 


fl 


ii 


Harris. 
(Vine?) 


II 


ii 




ii 


Lucy, 


dau. 


it 


Daniel , 

T-pnm on 


son, 
ii 


ii 

ii 



t>6> 



Deacon Elijah Bingham died March 19, 1798. 
Sarah, widow of Deacon Elijah, died Dec. 9, 1809. 



IV Harris Bingham, my 
Sophia, dau. of 



Conn., Nov. 22, 1788 



grandfather, married Phoebe Rogers in 1787. 
Harris and Phoebe Bingham, born in Sheffield, 



Courtney, 

Pamelia, 

Minervia, 

Harris, 

Theron, 

Laura, 

Phebe , 

Almira, 



son, 

dau. 

dau. 

son, 
ii 

dau. 
ii 



ii 
n 



Talitha, " 
Sherman, son, 
Lucretia, dau. 
Rodney Jackson, s 



born Jan. 24, 1789. 

» Sept. 7, 1791. 

Jan. 27, 1793. 

Sept. 23, 1795. 

June 5, 1796. 

" June 5, 1797. 

" July 1799. 

" Oct. 9, 1801, m. Reuben Foster, int. 

Oct. 7, 1826. 

" Dec. 2, 1803. 

» Nov. 1805. 

" Aug. 29, 1808, m. Moses Hayward, int . 1829. 

on" June 28, 1810. 



Harris Bingham, Sr. died April 13, 1822, aged 58. 
Phebe Rogers, his wife, died Aug. 25, 1824, aged 60 



57 



HARRIS BINGHAM, SR. FAMILY- 

Sophia Bingham married Asa Wey(l)and, had one daughter Harriet 
who married a Mr. Proctor, had one little daughter who they 
gave to a Unitarian minister who lived in Chelmsford, Mass. 

Courtney Bingham married Rachel Howard, had three children toy 
her, two sons and one daughter, and toy a second wife one son 
who lives at present in Burlington, Iowa. 

Pamelia Bingham married Joseph Newman and had thirteen children, 
at present all living tout two. 

Minervia Bingham married Allen Wardner, had twelve children, 
eight living when she died. 

Harris Bingham married Emily Foster, had eight children. 

Theron Bingham married Almedia Grinells, had nine children, 
all died in childhood tout five; two now living in Concord, 
N.H., daughter and son. One also lives in Newport , N.H. 
and two sons in California. 

Almira Bingham married Rutoen Foster and had five children; 
one daughter Lucretia died in Arkansas. 

Talitha Ann married Etoenezer Hayward and had four children. 

Lucretia married Moses Hayward; had twelve children, five 
living. 

Rodney Jackson married Harriet Camtoridge. 



The entire foregoing Bingham record, written toy Charles H. 
Foster, is in the possession of Mrs. Mary A. Green of Carlisle. 

The following record is from data also in her possession and 
from the Carlisle Vital Records. 



5ff 



ASA ADAMS DIES 
IN NORTH AMHEREST 



Veteran Teacher, Farmer, Church 

Member and Useful Citizen, 

Was 86 iears Old. 



BORN IN SHUTESBUHY 



With George Cutter and Late 

D. F. Palmer Was Student 

in Amherst Academy. 



AMHERST, Dec. 8— Asa Adams, a 
(veteran teacher, one of the oldest 
members of the North Amherst church 
and for many years a leading farmer 
in that part of the town, died this 
morning in his home after a long ill- 
ness. He was 86 years old. He was I 
born in Shutesbury, the third of his | 
name, and was one of a family of 13 [ 
children. His mother was Clarissa I 
Eastman AcTams. 

He came to Amherst when 11 years 
old and after the. death of his father 
lived with his sister, Mrs. Danforth 
Bangs, in East Pleasant street. He 
was educated in the public schools 
of the town, the old Amherst acad- 
emy and Williston seminary. George 
Cutler and the late D. W. Palmer were 
students with him in the academy. 

Mr. Adams began his work as a 
teacher in North Amherst and taught j 
in Amherst. Belehertown, Hardwick, 
Conway and Carlisle. Jan. 5. 1855, he 
married Miss Caroline Bingham of 
Carlisle, and moved to the house in 
North Amherst which he occupied im 




til his death. He became a progres- 
sive farmer, kept a dairy, made but- 
ter and cheese for market and set 
out a tine orchard of apple trees 
which nourished for 50 years. In com- 
pany with the late Edmund Hobart 
he bought timber lands nd s-oid lum- 
ber, wood and railroad ties. He joined 
the North Amherst church in 1861 ah* 
served it as deacon for 25 years. He 
took a deep interest in all its activi- 
ties .end tvas a faithful attendant and 
supporter i- ei 32 
eli,.,'se of the North Amee s.t i 
'-' ■'. - Mi '--a, s ,vas a public-spirit- 
ed citizen, and served lor many 
as assessor of taxes and also as a 
member of the school board. 

Mr. Adams married for his sezoi j 
wife Mrs. Clara Belle Hutching*** 
died several years ago. He leaves a 
daughter. Mrs. E. W. Gaylord of 
Brickerville. Pa., and four grand- 
daughters. Miss Rena Nutting of Am- 
herst, who has been for several year? 
his housekeeper, Miss Grace Nutting:, 
a student in the Amherst high si 
Miss Bertha Nutting of Kingston. R. 
I., and Miss Clara Xutting of Carlton 
college. Northfield. Minn. 

The funeral will be Saturday after- 
moon at 2 o'clock in the home in North 
Amherst. 






5"9 



Mr. Hervey Bingham, a native of Carlisle was employed in Utah 
at the time of the construction of the transcontinental railway. 
When the two divisions came together, it was considered an historic 
occasion and was celebrated by ceremonies suitable to the event. Mr. 
Bingham was present and sent the accompanying photographs showing 
the completion of the road, and also his camp. On the back of the 
photograph is written the following account: - 

"On the tenth of May 1869, the grand historic event of unit- 
ing the two great divisions of the transcontinental Railway 
at Promontory Point, Utah. 

"President Stanford of the Central Pacific responded by ac- 
cepting the gold and silver tokens, predicting the day not 
far distant when three tracks would be found necessary to 
accomodate the traffic which would travel across the con- 
tinent . "Now gentlemen, with your assistance we will pro- 
ceed to lay the last rail, the last tie and drive the last 
spike." 

The hand points to Mr. Hervey Bingham. 



VI Herve/y Bingham was born in Carlisle, Sept. 10, 1837, son of 
Deacon Harris and Emily (Foster) Bingham, and died Feb. 6, 
1894, in Worcester, Mass. He and his wife M. Jennie (Doty) 
Bingham (d. Oct. 14, 1907) are buried in Green Cemetery, Car- 
lisle. He left Carlisle when a young man. 

His parents, Deacon Harris Bingham, Jr. (of Lempster, N.H.) 
and his wife Emily Foster, lived in a house which stood on 
the site of the present residence of John Risgin on Cross 
Street. Harris Bingham owned, at one time, the Morgan- 
Andre as en place, but never lived there. 



Harris Bingham died August 9, 1876, 
Emily died July 26, 1863, aged 67. 
Carlisle. They were married Jan. 21 

Children: - 
Emily 



aged 80, and his wife 
They rest in Green Cemetery, 
1817. 



George, 
Charles, 



Hervey, " 

Henry , " 

Caroline, " 

Maria, " 

Hervey, " 



lisle 


July 20, 


1818, 


d. 


June 1, 1834. 


ii 


April 4, 


1820. 


A. 


iv&4- 


ii 


Feb. 15, 


1824, 


d. 
at 


JcJi.24, 1882, 
Clinton, Mass. 


ii 


Seot.19, 


1826, 


d. 


Oct. 11, 1827. 


ii 


July 12, 


1829, 


d. 


Mar. 2, 1882. 


it 


Oct. 4, 


1831, 


d. 
at 


Feb. 25, 1887, 
No. Amherst, Mass 


n 


Mar . 9 , 


1835, 


d. 
m. 


Apr. 8, 1900, 
Josiah Hodgman. 


ii 


Sept. 10, 


1837, 


d. 
at 


Feb. 6, 1894, 
Worcester, Mass. 



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OUR SHRINKING COUNTRY 

The aviation triumphs which furnish the 
newspapers every little while with huge head- 
lines remind us that the time may not be far 
distant when the man in a hurry will break- 
fast in New York and dine in San Francisco 
the same evening, and think nothing of it. Why 
not? Already the New York Times has sent a 
first edition across the continent for delivery 
the same night to the mayor of the California 
city, not on board a racing plane but on one 
of the regular craft of an established line. 
Moreover, a racing flier has leaped from New 
York to Los Angeles in a half-hour less than a 
half-day. 

The meaning of such performances can be 
appreciated only when one reflects on what 
used to be. First across the continent were 
Lewis and Clark early in the last century, and 
they spent more than three years in their won- 
derful journey of exploration. 

When the people of the East began their 
great migration to the middle West and later 
to the far West, they depended on the huge 
Conestoga wagons which lumbered over the 
mountains from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, 
and many used their own legs and wheelbar- 
rows. The opening of the Erie canal in 1825 
made New York the premier Atlantic port and 
the canal era followed. Explorers alone trav- 
ersed the great plains until midway of the cen- 
tury. Then came the finding of gold in Cali- 
fornia and a scramble began which did not end 
until the two coasts were united by the railroad. 

The first of the Argonauts left the Atlantic 
ports in November, 1848, and entered the Golden 
Gate the- following. April, having made the land 
crossing at Panama. The major migrations 
were by land. Four trails started from Inde- 
pendence on the Missouri river, a point to be 
reached from Pittsburgh by steamboat. The 
prairie schooners got across in four or five 
months. But even in 1860 the westbound mail 
went via Panama from New York to San Fran- 
cisco, on a schedule of twenty-two days. 

The pony express was established to shorten 
that time. From railhead at "St. Joe," the run 
was 1950 miles to Sacramento on a ten-day 
schedule, and thence by fast boat to 'Frisco. 
The "best ever" time was seven days seventeen 
hours by the riders carrying Lincoln's first 
inaugural. 

When Congress established the overland 
mail service with four-horse Concord coaches, 
the first east-bound trip from San Francisco 
to St. Louis consumed twenty-fcur days eighteen 
hours and thirty-five minutes, and about a 
month was the ordinary time from ocean to 
ocean. At one time Ben Holladay had 6000 
horses and mules in service, and conducted the 
biggest one-man business in the United States. 

At Promontory Point the champagne bottles 
were smashed and the golden railroad spike 
was driven in 1869. The transcontinental jour- 
ney was reduced to about a' week. It can now 
be made, with the unavoidable transfers at Chi- 
cago or St. Louis, in about eighty hours. A 
run has been made from Los Angeles to New 
York in sixty-nine hours seven minutes. For 
contrast, Willard Glazier rode a mustang from 
Boston to the Golden Gate in 1876 in 200 days 
flat. A motor car usually takes ten days for 
the trip and half that time by driving night 
and day. Now the one-day crossing, with two 
or three brief stops, is here. /v t _Q_ic»33 






61 



DRIVING TEE GOLDEN MIL. 

"At the time of the building of the first transcontinental 
railway, the pioneer had a task before him. He must climb mountains 
for seven thousand feet or more; he must cross a great expanse 
thirteen hundred miles wide, which until a very few years before 
was marked on the map "unexplored desert". It was not very well 
known at the time, and in one long long stretch of nearly seven 
hundred miles, there was only one white man to be found. 

"Ground was broken at Omaha in 1864; two years later the 
'railhead' had gone ahead two hundred and sixty miles, but by the 
end of 1867, a locomotive could run more than five hundred miles 
out on the prairies ! As the Union Pacific men pressed westward, 
the Central" Pacific men pushed eastward. They crossed the Sierras 
and laid the rails in the Utah desert. The subsidies promised by 
Congress were far larger for mountainous than for level country, 
and as the two armies of workmen drew near together each tried hard 
to gain the prize — the Central men on their slope, and the Union 
men on the western side of the Rockies. 

"Where metal meets metal" Congress had said should be the 
joining point, and in April, 1869, they meet, at Promontory Point, 
near Ogden, Utah. 

On the 10th of May, 1869, the rival armies of workers were 
drawn up on either side of the tracks. There was also a group of 
officers and invited guests who had come over the road to be present 
at its joining. The spike of gold to show the completion of trans- 
portation between East" and West was driven home by a New England 
minister of the Gospel, who then offered prayer. A moment later 
the news was flashed by the telegraph, east and west, and in 
Chicago, Buffalo and New York public thanksgivings were proclaimed." 

From "Pioneers" by Crowell. 



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HSRVEY BINGHAM, Oivil War Soldier. 

The following is taken from Hervey Bingham's Discharge papers 

"Know ye That Hervy Bingham, Private of Oapt. Nathan Taylor's 
Company (G) Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry — Volunteer 
who was enrolled on the eleventh day of July, one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty-four, to serve 100 days, is hereby discharged 
from the serving of the United States, this twenty-seventh day of 
October, 1864 at Readville, Massachusetts, by reason of his term 
of service having expired. 

Said Hervy Bingham was born in Carlisle in the State of 
Massachusetts, is twenty six years of age, five feet 11-g- inches 
high, dark complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and by occupation 
when enrolled, a clerk." 



Hervey Bingham, b. Carlisle, Sept. 10, 1837, d. 

Worcester, Mass., married at Lowell, Mass., 
Jennie Doty, who came from Vermont. 

Carlisle. 3ur-iecL nnGscrlv'sle- 



Feb. 6, 1894, 
She died Oct. 14, 1907, in 



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Hodgman- Bingham 

1- Thomas Hodgman( 1640-1729) m- 1661- Katherine More 

res. -Reading, Mass. 1663- Mary( ) Morrill 

2- Josiah Webber Hodgman( 1668 -1743/9) m- 1691- Elizabeth 

(adopted) 

3- Thomas Hodgman( 169^/3-1739) m- 1713/4- Abigail Geary 

(b. Reading, d. Concord, Mass) 

4- Josiah Hodgman( 1720-1801) m- 1745- Rebecca Buss 

(b. Reading, d. Chelmsford) Dorothy Wheeler 

5- Josiah Hodgman( 1747 -bef .May 1788) m-c .1772-Rebecca Foster 

(b. Concord, Mass., d. 

Merrimack, N. H. 

6- Josiah Hodgman( 1778-1817/8) m- 1793- Sarah Crosby Cummings 

(b. Merrimack, N. H. d. 

there about 1818) 

7- Josiah Hodgman( 1799-1852) m- 1818- Lucy Spaulding 

(b. & d. Carlisle) 

8- Josiah Hodgman( 1833-1892) m- 1855- Maria Bingham 

(b. Carlisle, d. Carlisle) 

9- children:- 1. Lucy Maria, b. June 29-1858; d. Apr. ill -1875- 

2. Rosannah, b. March ^8-1867; d. Oct 23-1877- 



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BLANCHARD . 

John Blanchard moved from Concord to Carlisle Sept. 28, 1820. 
His daughter, Lucy Holt Blanchard, married Samuel Webster, April 
21, 1825 and they and their four children were in Concord, June 1, 
1829. 

(Duren Records) 



Eldbridge A. Blanchard, b. Groton, N.H?>fipr.b-l^44, d. Carlisle, Dec. 

10, 1899, aged 55 yrs . , 1 m. 5 days, son of Seth M. and Susan 

W. (Smith) Blanchard. 

married Aug. 7, 1869, 
Sarah E. Whittimore of Lowell, Mass., b. Lowell, Mass. 

d. Aug. , 1906, dau. of Isaac W. Whittimore (grocer). 

Mr. Blanchard was son and grandson of war veterans, and himself 

a soldier in the Civil War when less than eighteen years old. 

Nearly twenty-four years of his married life were spent as a farmer 

in Carlisle. 

Children: - 

1 . Leonard W. 

Had charge of a sugar plantation in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 
a year before returning to Carlisle in July, 1906 for 
a three months visit before resuming his position there. 

2. Frank A. 

3. Ralph E2jW^, U tyw.3-ntt, <5~*&^_ 

4. Susan E. 

(From newspaper obituary notices .Dates unverified) 



C-y-riLS Blanchard, blacksmith, married Lucy Wilkins, weaver, 
daughter of Timothy and Lucy ( Green) Wilkins of Carlisle, and lived 
where a cellar excavation can be found on the west side of Cross 
Street between Westford Street and the Porter house. Mr. Blanchard 
had his blacksmith shop on Westford Street, opposite the end of 
Cross Street, on a three cornered lot where a well remains, this 
location later occupied by a man named John Higgins . 

Mr. Blanchard brought up two boys, brothers, named John Webster 
and Benjamin H. Webster. 












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